Special Event for Students - Free
Free Online Shared Inquiry Class - Open to Students in Grades 6 - 8 & 9 - 12
Thursday, January 7 at 7:00 PM Eastern
See Great Books in action. It's your child's opportunity to take part in an exciting literary adventure, exploring literature, poetry, and art! Led by Academic Director Max Suechting. RSVP Now.
An email with the event details and link will be sent after we receive your RSVP.
Why Great Books Online?
Our live, interactive classes bring students together from around the world to connect and share in powerful enrichment. GBO students cultivate important critical-thinking skills and develop their ability to listen carefully and consider the views of others.
Join this free event and witness how students learn to become more thoughtfully engaged young people who are better able to articulate opinions based on evidence and who possess the confidence to be heard and to lead.
Please RSVP to attend:
Whether it's online, on the phone, via text, email, or jumping on our website for a live chat, you can reach us anytime. We invite you to stay tuned for more information about our online options and updates on our summer plans.
What Students are Saying About Great Books Online Classes...
Taken from student surveys:
- "I would certainly join again because these conversations really inspire me and help me to become a more creative and open-minded person. I would definitely recommend this to a friend because I personally LOVE reading books, and hearing authors talk about them, and I think this is a really great experience for others too! This definitely did meet my expectations because the host was really accepting and welcoming to/of everyone and very patient. She embraced everyone and gave all participants a chance to ask their questions and speak up."
- "It was typical Great Books - a great and insightful conversation."
- "The discourse was even more academic than I expected."
- "You went beyond. I felt so appreciated and I felt what I said mattered."
- "I enjoyed that we were able to hear the opinions of many different people with different points of view so we could see things in a new light."
- "I enjoyed hearing from students from all over the country from all different grades. I go to a small, all-girls school so having a variety of perspectives on the material was interesting.
- "It was very interesting to talk to students from around the world, and Mr. Stavans had very intriguing points during the conference."
- "It was cool to have the experiece, somewhat, of greatbooks while sitting at home. The session was a nice break from the complications of the current world situation, and we got to look upon the current pandemic in an educational and intellectual lighting."
- "For an online course to be engaging and interactive is incredibly difficult but once achieved makes for an amazing experience."
- In Conversation with Amos Rothchild: The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe.
- In Conversation with Dr. Kenneth Sammond: "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth
- In Conversation with Dr. Dominic Vendell: Arrowhead Hunting by A.E. Stallings
- In Conversation with Dr. Annie Seaton: Shakespeare's Sonnets 18 & 65, and Plato's Allegory of the Cave
- In Conversation with Dr. Joseph Coulson: Poetry of T.S. Eliot
- In Conversation with Award-Winning Poet Martín Espada:
- Online Hideous Cup of Poetry: Winners Fabulous Fedoras
- In Conversation with Alex Johnson: Closing Time; Iskandariya, by Brigit Pegeen Kelly, and View of Delft, by Johannes Vermeer
- In Conversation with Noah Rosenblum, J.D.: Painting by Edvard Munch
- In Conversation with Priya Purohit Mouser,: J.D. The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakarun
- In Conversation with Dr. Steven Volk: Art work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo
- In Conversation with Max Suechting: Painting: New York Movie, 1939 by Edward Hopper
- In Conversation with Dr. Ilan Stavans: Poems: One Art by Elizabeth Bishop & Pandemania by Daniel Halpern